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The monthly meeting of the Mount Hutt Road Board took place at Methven on the 13th inst. Present—Messrs. Chapman (Chairman), M'Millan, Jackson, and Allington. Mr. Grigg wrote informing the Board that the transfer could not be made at present on account of the plan not having been completed. From County Council re natural watercourses, requesting the Board to induce owners of land to open up the natural watercourses. The overseer was instructed in the event of any person having fenced across the natural channels to give the necessary notice, and then proceed to remove the obstruction. It was resolved “ That remaining three members form a committee, inspect the different watercourses, and report at the next meeting.” A letter from Mr. Passmore was read, informing the Board that as the Methven railway was nearly completed, it would be advisable for the Board to appoint some person to go over the line and point out any places that may bp considered unsafe. Resolved that the Chairman accompany Mr. Passmore. A letter from the County Council was read asking the Board to recommend some person to collect the dog tax. Tlie Board recommended Mr. Compton. A letter from Mr. Coster asked the Board to have the cutting on the Blackford road put in good condition. The overseer was instructed to have the work done at once. The overseer’s report was read and considered, The overseer was instructed to call fur tenders for crossings on Coach road and Mount Hutt and Alford roads ; also to put in order the road running through Broom Part. Mr. Chapman and Mr. Pannett retired by lot. After passing the accounts the Board adjourned.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 38, 23 December 1879

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MOUNT HUTT ROAD BOARD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 38, 23 December 1879